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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 587thMost Influential: 1,118thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,207th
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Veritas Vincit!
Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Sordica

Population11.376 billion

CapitalGeorgevale
LeaderPresident Joseph Hall

CurrencySordican Pound
AnimalSordican Lion

The Federation of Sordica is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Joseph Hall with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 11.376 billion Sordicans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Georgevale. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sordican economy, worth a remarkable 1,507 trillion Sordican Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,539 Sordican Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sordica's national animal is the Sordican Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sordica is ranked 86,454th in the world and 98th in New Warsaw Pact for Most Authoritarian, with 762.45 milliStalins.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 587thMost Influential: 1,118thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,207thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,039thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,074thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,706thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,066thSafest: 3,139thLowest Crime Rates: 3,521stLargest Governments: 3,525thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,265thMost Developed: 4,456thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,821stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,000thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,968thMost Stationary: 6,764thMost Pacifist: 7,274thHealthiest Citizens: 7,529thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,851stSmartest Citizens: 7,926thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,219thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,313thMost Inclusive: 8,339thNicest Citizens: 8,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,221stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,962ndMost Cultured: 10,320thHighest Economic Output: 10,329thTop
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Best Weather: 11,732ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,128thLargest Populations: 20,997thMost Efficient Economies: 21,846thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,274th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sordica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Vilita and Turori".
  • : Sordica voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions On Blood Sports".
  • : Sordica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research".
  • : Sordica's influence in New Warsaw Pact rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Sordica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use"".
  • : Sordica endorsed Grenadaland.
  • : Sordica endorsed The People's Republic of Noplestle.
  • : Sordica was endorsed by The People's Republic of Noplestle.
  • : Sordica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Auphelia".
  • : Sordica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Requiring Promulgation of National Laws".

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